Dental crowns are a popular form of restorative treatment for patients designed to repair damaged & broken teeth. A crown is a prosthetic positioned over a tooth to create a smoother look and enhance strength and durability. After root canal treatment, the placement of a crown is often recommended.
They are designed to match the color of your natural teeth, strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown/ zirconium crowns (ideal for use on the front teeth), the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown (ideal for use on the back teeth) and can vary from ceramic, gold and metal alloys. Crowns are cemented onto the existing teeth or implants. A dental bridge is a good replacement for missing teeth.
If you have lost any teeth, either as a result of an accident or disease then you can be left with a series of unsightly gaps. If these are not filled with replacement teeth then there is a risk of bone loss or bone resorption which also impacts upon your facial appearance.
What a bridge does is to act as an anchor for replacement teeth: it consists of a false tooth called a pontic which sits in between two dental crowns. The pontic can be made from porcelain, gold, alloy or any combination of these materials. Bridges are attached to surrounding natural teeth or dental implants for support.
So if you know someone who has incurred missing tooth/teeth, Dr. Gupta at Acme Dental Lounge can provide dental bridges that can restore your smile, the ability to properly speak and chew, maintain your facial shape and prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of position.